It's no secret that Hollywood is full of talented actors and actresses that never fail to entertain us. Some of these actors have been around for decades, others have gained international recognition fairly recently.
Some of these actors are very similar to their fellow actors either in terms of their appearance (there are countless of actor lookalikes in Hollywood) or in terms of their acting style. Others are completely unique and irreplaceable. Still, with so many talented actors around - and with many more waiting for their breakthrough - it must be incredibly difficult for film directors and casting teams to choose the best actor for any particular role. In most cases, Hollywood movie casting decisions are perfect. In other, much rarer, cases they are not.
Still, while it is certainly hard for directors and casting teams to choose between actors, it is no less difficult for us - the viewers - to choose between our favorite actors and actresses too. Nonetheless, that is exactly what we want fans to do here today. We are asking everyone to pick which actors are their favorites from the ones we've listed in this quiz. The reward? We'll guess everyone's sign!
Courteney Cox or Jennifer Aniston?
Courteney Cox or Jennifer Aniston? Both Cox and Aniston gained international recognition after starring on the iconic TV series Friends. As some may recall, Cox played the role of Monica Geller whereas Aniston played the role of Rachel Green. After the show ended, Aniston went on to star in various comedies whereas Cox kind of slipped into obscurity.
Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds?
Which Ryan would you choose – Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds? Both have been in the acting industry since the early 1990s. Gosling is known for appearing in films such as The Notebook (it was his role in this film that made him truly famous), La La Land and Blade Runner 2049. Reynolds is famous for movies such as National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, The Proposal and Deadpool.
Chris Hemsworth or Liam Hemsworth?
This is a tough one – which one of the Hemsworth brothers would you go with: Chris or Liam? Chris began his acting career a few years earlier than Liam and as such has a more extensive filmography. He has appeared in movies such as Star Trek, The Cabin in the Woods, and Thor. Fans may recognize Liam from films such as The Last Song, Independence Day: Resurgence and of course The Hunger Games film series.
Elijah Wood or Daniel Radcliffe?
What do Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe have in common? They look almost identical! But out of the two, Radcliffe is certainly more famous thanks to his portrayal of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series. Apparently, Wood is constantly being mistaken for Radcliffe which was funny once but now apparently it’s just tiresome.
Emma Watson or Emma Stone?
Both Emma Watson and Emma Stone are incredibly talented so choosing between the two will probably be incredibly difficult for most people. Emma Watson is without doubt best known for portraying Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series (even though she has appeared in a number of successful movies since). Emma Stone is known for starring in Easy A, The Amazing Spider-Man and La La Land.
Leonardo DiCaprio or Johnny Depp?
One can’t think of Hollywood and not think of Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp. Both DiCaprio and Depp are famous Hollywood A-listers known for starring in countless of successful movies. DiCaprio has appeared in films such as Titanic, The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street. Depp has starred in Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and of course the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
Kate Winslet or Nicole Kidman?
Kate Winslet began her acting career in the early 1990’s and gained international recognition in 1997 when she landed the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron’s Titanic. Nicole Kidman on the other hand made her acting debut in the late 1980’s. She is known for appeared in films such as Batman Forever, Eyes Wide Shut, Moulin Rouge! and The Hours.
Blake Lively or Leighton Meester?
Blake Lively or Leighton Meester? Both appeared in the very popular TV series Gossip Girl which was on air from 2007 to 2012. Meester’s character Blair Waldorf was the star of the show but once the series ended Meester slipped into obscurity whereas Lively continued acting and has since appeared in films such as The Age of Adaline, Café Society and All I See is You.
Mila Kunis or Nina Dobrev?
Mila Kunis began her acting career in the mid 1990s and is to this day probably best remembered for her role of Jackie Burkhart in the TV series That ‘70s Show (which ran from 1998 to 2006). Nina Dobrev began her acting career in mid-2000s and is also best known for her role in a TV series – she played Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on the popular show The Vampire Diaries (which ran from 2009 to 2017 and which Dobrev left prematurely).
Bradley Cooper or Matthew McConaughey?
Hollywood seems to be full of actor lookalikes. Here we ask you to choose between Bradley Cooper and Matthew McConaughey, two actors who look very much alike. Bradley Cooper received recognition in the early 2000s but it wasn’t until he starred in the 2009 comedy Hangover that he became truly famous. McConaughey made it big in the 1990s and is known for films such as Dazed and Confused, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Magic Mike.
Luke Wilson or Owen Wilson?
Which Wilson brother would you go with – Luke Wilson or Owen Wilson? Both Luke and Owen started acting in 1996 and have appeared in a number of the same movies. For example, they both starred in two of Wes Anderson’s movies, Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tenenbaums.
Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise?
Both Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise are popular Hollywood A-listers, and have been known as such for a few decades. Pitt gained recognition for starring in the 1991 road film Thelma & Louise and has since appeared in movies such as Fight Club, Ocean’s Eleven, and 12 Years a Slave. Cruise’s breakthrough came about in 1983 when he starred in the romantic comedy Risky Business. Today he is probably best known for his role in Top Gun.
Will Ferrell or Adam Sandler?
Both Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler are popular comedy actors. Ferrell is perhaps best known for his roles in films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, and Megamind. Sandler is known for appearing in movies such as Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer and Funny People.
Benedict Cumberbatch or Robert Downey, Jr.?
Benedict Cumberbatch or Robert Downey, Jr.? Both have starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Cumberbatch has been acting since the early 2000s. He is probably best known for his role of Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock TV series as well as for his role of Dr. Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Robert Downey, Jr. on the other hand has been acting since the 1970s. He is perhaps best known for his role of Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Edward Norton or Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
Edward Norton might be older than Joseph Gordon-Levitt but that doesn’t mean that he started his acting career earlier. In fact, Gordon-Levitt – who has starred in films such as 10 Things I Hate About You and (500) Days of Summer - began his acting career in the 1980s whereas Norton – who appeared in Primal Fear and The Incredible Hulk - began his acting career in the 1990s.
Billy Crystal or Tom Hanks?
What do Billy Crystal and Tom Hanks have in common? They both starred in popular romantic comedies alongside Meg Ryan! Although to be fair, Crystal only starred in one romantic comedy alongside Ryan - he played the role of Harry in the iconic 1989 film When Harry Met Sally. Hanks on the other hand appeared in quite a few films with Ryan, including Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.
Bill Murray or Robin Williams?
Bill Murray or Robin Williams? Both actors began their acting careers in the 1970s. Murray has appeared in films such as Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Lost in Translation. He is still active to this day. Williams has starred in movies such as Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji. He has unfortunately passed away.
Eddie Murphy or Will Smith?
Eddie Murphy and Will Smith are both comedians. They both started their acting careers in the 1980s. Murphy has appeared in films such as The Nutty Professor and Dreamgirls. You may also recognize him as the voice of Donkey in the Shrek film series. Smith has appeared in Hitch and Focus. Still, he is probably best known for his role in the TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Isla Fisher or Amy Adams?
Isla Fisher and Amy Adams both started their acting careers in mid-1990s and one has to admit that they both look rather similar in terms of their appearance. Some may recall Fisher from films such as The Great Gatsby and Rise of the Guardians. Adams is known for movies such as Enchanted and The Fighter.
Diane Keaton or Meryl Streep?
Diane Keaton began her acting career in the late 1960s, and so did Meryl Streep. Keaton is perhaps best known for her role of Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather film series, as well as for her role in Woody Allen’s movies. Streep on the other hand is known as the best actress of her generation and has starred in movies such as Out of Africa, The Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia!
Rachel McAdams or Amanda Seyfried?
Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried both appeared in the 2004 teen comedy Mean Girls where McAdams played the role of Queen Bee Regina George and Seyfried played the role of George’s friend Karen Smith. Since then, McAdams has appeared in The Notebook and Midnight in Paris whereas Seyfried has appeared in Mamma Mia! (and its sequel) and Les Miserables.
Ralph Fiennes or Liam Neeson?
Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson have appeared in a number of movies together, including Schindler’s List and Clash of the Titans. Apart from that, Fiennes is probably best known for films such as Great Expectations and The Grand Budapest Hotel. He is also known for portraying Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films series and Gareth Mallory in the James Bond film series. Neeson has appeared in movies such as The Bounty, The Mission and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
Kim Cattrall or Sarah Jessica Parker?
Kim Catrall and Sarah Jessica Parker both starred in a famous TV show that first aired in 1998 and which ended in 2004. However, while they were friends on the series they despised each other in real life. Still, they are both talented actresses.
Shia LaBeouf or James Franco?
Shia LaBeouf and James Franco often make headlines not only as a result of their talent but also as a result of their bizarre behavior. Nonetheless, both are talented actors. LaBeouf has appeared in films such as The Company You Keep, Fury and the Transformers series. Franco is known for starring in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Spring Breakers and the Spider-Man series.
Christian Bale or Jake Gyllenhaal?
Christian Bale began his acting career in the 1980’s and today he is known for roles in movies such as The Fighter and The Big Short. He is also known for his role of Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series. Jake Gyllenhaal is known for such movies as Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain and Nightcrawler.
Scarlett Johansson or Jennifer Lawrence?
Both Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence are extremely talented actresses hence why most people will probably find it incredibly tough to choose between the two of them. Johansson began her acting career in the 1990s and is known for films such as Ghost World and Lost in Translation. She also plays the role of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lawrence’s acting career began in mid-2000s. She is probably best known for her role of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Game series as well as for her role of Mystique in the X-Men series.
Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock?
Both Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock were huge in the 1990s, although they are still active to this day. Roberts is known for appearing in Pretty Woman, Valentine’s Day and Eat, Pray, Love. Bullock is known for starring in Practical Magic, Miss Congeniality and The Proposal.
Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson?
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson have starred in the Fast and the Furious series together but that doesn’t mean that they are good friends. In fact, the two actors ended up feuding over work related issues but have since patched things up.
Matt Damon or Ben Affleck?
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are childhood friends who became famous after they co-wrote and co-starred in the 1997 drama movie Good Will Hunting. Damon has also appeared in Saving Private Ryan and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Affleck is known for having starred in The Sum of All Fears and Gone Girl.
Amy Poehler or Tina Fey?
Amy Poehler or Tina Fey? Both actresses are known for their comedy work. Poehler is perhaps most famous for her role of Leslie Knope in the famous TV series Parks and Recreation. Fey is probably best known for her work on the TV series Saturday Night Live.
Anne Hathaway or Natalie Portman?
Anne Hathaway made her breakthrough in the 2001 comedy The Princess Diaries. She has since appeared in The Devil Wears Prada, Bride Wars and The Dark Knight Rises. Natalie Portman is known for her roles in films such as Black Swan, Jackie, and No Strings Attached. Some may recall her as Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Keira Knightley or Winona Ryder?
You may recognize Keira Knightley from the 2005 romantic drama Pride and Prejudice in which she played the role of Elizabeth Bennet. It was this role that gained her worldwide recognition and she has since appeared in films such as Atonement and Anna Karenina. Winona Ryder is no longer as popular as she once was. Back in the 1980s and 1990s she starred in films such as Heathers and Reality Bites. Today one can see her on the TV series Stranger Things.
Charlize Theron or Jodie Foster?
Who would you go with – Charlize Theron or Jodie Foster? Theron is known for films such as The Devil’s Advocate, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fate of the Furious. Foster on the other hand is known for appearing in Taxi Driver, The Silence of the Lambs and Panic Room.
Margot Robbie or Amber Heard?
Margot Robbie and Amber Heard both began their acting careers in mid 2000’s. However, it was only in 2013 that Robbie gained international recognition after she starred in Martin Scorsese’s movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Nowadays Robbie is perhaps best known for playing the role of Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe. Heard on the other hand made her breakthrough slightly earlier – in 2008. She has since appeared in films such as The Informers and The Joneses.
Ashley Benson or Kaley Cuoco?
Both Ashley Benson and Kaley Cuoco are best known for their TV roles. Benson played the role of Hanna Marin in the popular TV series Pretty Little Liars which was on air from 2010 to 2017. Cuoco is best known for her role of Penny in the TV series The Big Bang Theory (which is still ongoing).
Cameron Diaz or Gwyneth Paltrow?
Both Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow began their acting careers in the late 1980s. However, Diaz has since retired. Still, she will always be known for movies such as The Mask, There’s Something About Mary and Being John Malkovich. Paltrow is known for movies such as Shakespeare in Love and The Talented Mr. Ripley. She is also known for playing the role of Pepper Pots in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
January Jones or Christina Hendricks?
January Jones and Christina Hendricks both starred in the popular TV series Mad Men which ran from 2007 to 2015. Jones has also appeared in films such as Seeking Justice and X-Men: First Class but has since slipped into obscurity. Hendricks has starred in movies such as Fist Fight and The Strangers: Prey at Night.
Al Pacino or Robert De Niro?
Al Pacino is an incredibly talented actor, as is Robert De Niro. Both actors have appeared in a number of movies together, the most popular one being The Godfather series where Pacino played the role of Michael Corleone and De Niro played the role of young Vito Corleone.
Ben Stiller or Jim Carrey?
Both Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey are known for their comedy work. Stiller has appeared in movies such as There’s Something About Mary, The Royal Tenenbaums and Megamind. Carrey is known for films such as Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, Liar Liar and The Truman Show. So, which would you pick?
Hugh Grant or Colin Firth?
What do Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have in common? They are both English actors who began their careers in the early 1980s! Plus, they both appeared in the popular romantic comedy Bridget Jones’s Diary where they played nemesis competing for Jones’s love.
Renee Zellweger or Kirsten Dunst?
Renee Zellweger or Kirsten Dunst? Zellweger is probably best known for her role in the Bridget Jones’s Diary film series. However, she has also appeared in movies such as Chicago, Jerry Maguire and Miss Potter. Dunst was only 12 years old when she gained international recognition after appearing in Interview with the Vampire. She has since starred in Jumanji, Bring It On and Marie Antoinette.
Oscar Isaac or Joaquin Phoenix?
Who would you choose - Oscar Isaac or Joaquin Phoenix? Isaac is known for movies such as Inside Llewyn Davis and Ex Machina. Some may also associate him with the role of Poe Dameron from the Star Wars sequels series. Joaquin Phoenix is without doubt best known for his role in the Gladiator.
Daniel Craig or George Clooney?
Daniel Craig rose to prominence after he landed the role of James Bond in the James Bond film series. Prior to that, he was known for films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Munich. George Clooney is a talented actor known for a great number of movies including Ocean’s Eleven and Argo.
Dakota Johnson or Zooey Deschanel?
Both Dakota Johnson and Zooey Deschanel started their acting careers back in the late 1990s. Johnson did not gain international recognition until 2015 when she landed the role of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades movie series. Deschanel on the other hand has been pretty well known ever since the early 2000s when she appeared in The Good Girl, Yes Man and (500) Days of Summer. Today she is best known for her role of Jessica Day in the TV series New Girl.
Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox?
Both Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox are stunning women. However, they are also rather talented. Jolie is known for movies such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Maleficent. Fox is known for her role in the Transformers as well as for being fired from the series due to criticizing the director.
Olivia Wilde or Kristen Stewart?
Olivia Wilde is without doubt best known for her role of Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley in the TV series House which ran from 2007 to 2012. Kristen Stewart is known for her role of Bella Swan in the Twilight series. So, which would you choose – Wilde or Stewart?
Tom Hardy or Channing Tatum?
Which would you go for – Tom Hardy or Channing Tatum? Hardy began his acting career in the early 2000s and has appeared in movies such as Star Trek: Nemesis, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Mad Max: Fury Road among many others. Tatum also began his career in the early 2000s and is today probably best known for his role in Magic Mike.
Chris Pine or Chris Pratt?
Which Chris would you choose – Chris Pine or Chris Pratt? Both began their acting careers in the early 2000s. Pine starred in films such as Wonder Woman and A Wrinkle in Time. He is also known for playing the role of James T. Kirk in the Star Wars reboot movie series. Pratt is famous for movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World as well as for his role of Andy Dwyer in the TV series Parks and Recreation.
Jamie Dornan or Cillian Murphy?
Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy are friends who starred together in the 2016 war film Anthropoid. Apart from that, Dornan is best known for playing the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey film series and Murphy is best known for his role of Thomas Shelby in the popular TV series Peaky Blinders.
Penelope Cruz or Gal Gadot?
Which would you choose - Penelope Cruz of Gal Gadot? Over the course of her career Cruz has appeared in countless of movies including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, To Rome with Love and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Gadot on the other hand is best known for one role in particular – that of Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe.